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Summer Tips: 5 Multi-Sensory Ways to Practice Handwriting

Five simple & fun ways using different sensory modalities to keep your child interested and caught up on their handwriting basics over their summer break from school!
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Five Activities for Pre-Scissor Readiness

As children begin pre-school it is a good time to start to introduce pre-scissor readiness activities.
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Top Five Sensory Stocking Stuffers

The holiday season is a great time to get children excited about using sensory tools. Check out these perfect stocking stuffers to help satiate our little oral, movement, and tactile seekers!
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Holiday Toy List for Toddlers

In a follow up to my toy list for infants, here are some toy suggestions for toddlers. The right selection of toys is an important part in supporting a child’s learning and development. Read on to learn which toys can maximize a toddler’s developing skills from their transition from infancy into ages one, two, and three.
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Holiday Toy List for Infants

There are so many great toys out there and it can be overwhelming when trying to pick the best ones that are appropriate for a baby. With the holidays quickly approaching here is a guide for some great buys based on matching an infant’s developmental skills and the most suitable toys to maximize their growth. Happy Shopping!
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Benefits of Yoga for Kidz with Special Needs

As the school year begins and parents are deciding which after school activities are best for their child, yoga is a fantastic option. Yoga works on so many underlying skills to promote a child’s physical, behavioral, emotional, and social growth! Most of all, it is fun!
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Adapting Tools & Toys to Improve Fine Motor Skills

Check out some fun ways an OT adapts games, writing tools, and activities to address fine motor skills development
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Part Two: Recipe for an Obstacle Course!

Another obstacle course idea to promote handwriting & strengthening!
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Part One: Recipe for an Obstacle Course!

Along with my good friend and long-time colleague Lauren Stern, OTR/L we have compiled a post about an OT’s best kept secret: a good obstacle course!
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Pencil Picks for Sensory Kids

Picking the right pencil for a child with sensory processing challenges can help to increase concentration and make written tasks easier and more motivating. Check out these suggestions that may suit your child’s writing & sensory needs.
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